Buckinghamshire County Council employs emergency powers to speed up road repairs in the county

Buckinghamshire Council is using emergency powers to fast-track essential road repairs as it continues to tackle head on the current state of the roads in the area.

The council said that given the adverse impact of the winter weather on the condition of the roads, which is an issue experienced across the country, it will be using its emergency powers, alongside the flexibility of the new highway contracts, to fast track a number of essential road repairs.

“Unfortunately, the normal period of advance notice to residents will not always be possible, but the council believes that undertaking the road repairs are the most important issue at this time and will endeavour to advise local communities and businesses in the immediate vicinity via letter drops. If this is not possible, the council will ensure that any inconvenience or disruption is minimal whilst the essential repairs and improvements are done,” said the council.

Steven Broadbent, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “Sometimes, we may not be able to give as much advance notice as we’d like for emergency road repairs. However, getting the repairs done as quickly as possible is our top priority right now.

“We’ll do our best to let nearby businesses and communities know with letter drops, but if that’s not possible, we apologise in advance. Just know that we’ll keep any disturbance to a minimum while we carry out these essential repairs and improvements.”

In addition to the above, Buckinghamshire Council will also have ten gangs carrying out patching and pothole repairs, a further three jet patching crews and more teams conducting gulley cleansing, street lighting repairs and similar works.

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